Mission Innovation launches Integrated Biorefineries Mission in New Delhi
On 4th April 2022, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Indian Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, and Rob Jetten, Dutch Minister for Climate and Energy Policy, announced the launch of the Integrated Biorefineries Mission with the goal of replacing 10% of fossil-based fuels, chemicals, and materials with biobased alternatives by 2030.
Co-led by India and the Netherlands, the Integrated Biorefineries Mission will be headed forward by Dr. Sangita M. Kasture (Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India) and Kees Kwant (Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, RVO, The Netherlands). Also involved are Brazil and Canada as core members, and the European Commission and the United Kingdom as supporting members. The Mission aims to support the development and commercialization of biorefineries to de-risk new and emerging technologies and improve cost competitiveness through international collaboration on research, development, and demonstration. The Mission will tackle the need for affordable low-carbon and renewable alternatives to fossil-based fuels, chemicals, and materials, particularly in hard-to-abate sectors such as petrochemicals, long-haul transportation, and industry.
This is the sixth Mission launched by Mission Innovation, and joins initiatives focused on clean hydrogen, green power systems, net zero shipping, carbon dioxide removal and urban transitions. Missions are public-private innovation alliances that will catalyse global action behind ambitious and inspirational innovation goals that will lead to tipping points in the cost and scale of clean energy solutions.
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